The new “megastore” has a parking lot on the ground floor and the sales area on the upper floor, being the first establishment with this format of the supermarket chain opened in the province.
The new supermarket is located in Río Muni street, next to the Puerta de Alicante Shopping Center and has about 1,500 square meters of sales area and more than 100 parking spaces. In addition, the brand has generated 18 new jobs, which are added to the “nearly 600 direct employees” that the company has in the province (the first in the Valencian Community with more direct workers), as explained by Lidl sources and has collected the newspaper El Español de Alicante in its digital edition.
This new center has several measures focused on enhancing its energy efficiency, such as LED lighting with DALI system (for a more efficient and sustainable control of the luminaires), photovoltaic panels installed on an area of more than 520 square meters (thus generating around 40 percent of the total energy consumption of the building) and four free charging points for electric vehicles.
During the opening, the mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala, highlighted the importance of “the creation of employment, activity and wealth” that the opening of this store brings: “This new investment by Lidl represents an immediate return for our city; for the quality of service that the brand represents in the distribution sector and for the creation of job opportunities for dozens of Alicante families in the present and for the future,” he added.
For his part, the regional director of Lidl in Alicante, Miquel Alberola, emphasized during the same event that “this opening only reaffirms the strong commitment of the chain for the province.” “Lidl reinforces, with this new store, its commitment to the economic development of the region and consolidates itself as a strong engine of employment,” he said in this regard.
“Specifically, during 2021 we have contributed to the GDP of the province of Alicante about 205 million and, thanks to our expansion plan and our commitment to local suppliers, we expect this contribution to grow over the coming years,” added Alberola.